Elections to Chorley Borough Council were held on 1 May 2003. One third of the council was up for election and the council stayed under no overall control.

After the election, the composition of the council was:

Party Seats   ±  
Labour 22 Steady
Conservative 18 Increase 2
Liberal Democrat 4 Decrease 2
Independent 3 Steady

Election result

Chorley Local Election Result 2003
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Conservative 9 2 0 Increase 2 60.0 38.9 12,639 +4.9
  Labour 6 1 1 Steady 40.0 43.1 13,997 −2.0
  Liberal Democrats 0 0 2 Decrease 2 0.0 15.8 5,143 +2.6
  Independent 0 0 0 Steady 0.0 2.2 721 −4.8

Results Map

2003 results
2003 results

Ward results

Adlington and Anderton ward

Adlington and Anderton
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickYJune Molyneux 1,281 44.0
Conservative Lois Birtwistle 1,104 37.9
Liberal Democrats Philip William Pilling 528 18.1
Majority 177 6.1
Turnout 2,913 53.0
Labour hold Swing

Astley and Buckshaw ward

Astley and Buckshaw
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Green tickYMark Perks 887 58.2
Labour David Lloyd 488 32.0
Liberal Democrats Raymond Ormston 149 9.8
Majority 399 26.2
Turnout 1,524 55.0
Conservative hold Swing

Chisnall

Chisnall
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Green tickYEdward Smith 620 35.82
Labour Edward Forshaw 529 30.56
Independent Alan Cornwell 299 17.27
Liberal Democrats Glyn Jones 283 16.35
Majority 91 5.26
Turnout 1,731 54.0
Conservative hold Swing

Chorley East

Chorley East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickYTerence Brown 1,282 59.79
Conservative Elsie Perks 440 20.52
Independent Melville Coombes 422 19.68
Majority 860 40.11
Turnout 2,144 44.0
Labour hold Swing

Chorley North East

Chorley North East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickYMarion Lowe 1,264 53.2
Conservative Shaun Smith 785 33.0
Liberal Democrats Eileen Smith 327 13.8
Majority 479 20.2
Turnout 2,376 46.0
Labour hold Swing

Chorley North West

Chorley North West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Green tickYPeter Malpas 1,254 42.0
Labour Robert Crabtree 1,126 37.7
Liberal Democrats Linda Norman 605 20.3
Majority 128 4.3
Turnout 2,985 59.0
Conservative gain from Labour Swing

Chorley South East

Chorley South East
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickYChristopher Michael Snow 1,281 51.3
Conservative Sheila Marsden 863 34.6
Liberal Democrats David Porter 352 14.1
Majority 418 16.7
Turnout 2,496 50.0
Labour hold Swing

Chorley South West

Chorley South West
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickYJohn Wilson 1,150 58.2
Conservative Lawrence Carter 487 24.6
Liberal Democrats Ms. Jean Mellor 340 17.2
Majority 663 33.5
Turnout 1,977 42.0
Labour hold Swing

Clayton le Woods and Whittle-le-Woods ward

Clayton le Woods and Whittle-le-Woods
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Green tickYNigel Baxter 1,170 47.9
Labour Sharon Gray 640 26.2
Liberal Democrats Glenda Charlesworth 634 25.9
Majority 530 21.7
Turnout 2,444 49.0
Conservative hold Swing

Clayton le Woods North ward

Clayton le Woods North
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Green tickYRoger Livesey 715 36.8
Liberal Democrats William Mellor 699 36.0
Labour Darren Woodruff 529 27.2
Majority 16 0.8
Turnout 1,943 38.0
Conservative gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Clayton le Woods West and Cuerden

Clayton le Woods West and Cuerden
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Green tickYThomas Bedford 731 42.0
Labour Ted Murphy 656 37.7
Liberal Democrats Gail Ormston 353 20.3
Majority 75 4.3
Turnout 1,740 51.0
Conservative hold Swing

Coppull

Coppull
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Labour Green tickYAndrew Birchall 939 45.6
Liberal Democrats Patricia Cuerden 873 42.4
Conservative Dorothy Livesey 246 12.0
Majority 66 3.2
Turnout 2,058 44.0
Labour gain from Liberal Democrats Swing

Eccleston and Mawdesley ward

Eccleston and Mawdesley
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Green tickYFrancis Culshaw 1,399 51.4
Labour Thomas Titherington 1,320 48.5
Majority 79 2.9
Turnout 2,719 55.0
Conservative hold Swing

Euxton South ward

Euxton South
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Green tickYPeter Golsworthy 1,039 57.2
Labour Mary Gray 778 42.8
Majority 261 14.4
Turnout 1,817 55.0
Conservative hold Swing

Lostock

Lostock
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Conservative Green tickYDoreen Dickinson 899 55.1
Labour David Massam 734 44.9
Majority 165 10.2
Turnout 1,633 54.0
Conservative hold Swing

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